Back when I purchased my FlipShare Camcorder, I knew it would be the greatest toy ever. 62 videos later, and numerous vids I’ve shot, produced and uploaded to YouTube have gone well over 1,000 views. And here, I present you with the greatest hits collection.
Starting with the most blogged about individual in TSB history- Chicago native, Ohio State legend, national college player of the year, and #2 draft pick Evan Turner.
Numbers of views and comments are reflective of 10pm CT on 10/5/10. To see the whole collection go here
By Paul M. Banks
1. Evan Turner vents about Illini trash talk during Big Ten Tournament
12, 388 views, 29 comments
This was recorded the day after “The Villain” became a national sensation after hitting that half-court buzzer beater to end Michigan’s season. You gotta love the stones on D.J. Richardson and his Illini teammates: talking trash at the national player of the year when they were up in the Big Ten tournament semifinal. Even ballsier considering the Buckeyes had whipped the Illini twice already that season.
2. Derrick Rose Scores 33 over Portland
3, 491 views, 5 comments
I was Rose’s press row good luck charm last season. He broke his career high for single game points in three of the seven games I was credentialed for last winter. And his scoring average was almost 10 ppg higher in games I covered versus his season avg.
3. Corey Wootton sacks Scott Tolzien
1,355 views, 0 comments
A nice field level of shot of Bears draft pick Corey Wootton coming off the edge to crush Wisconsin Badgers QB Scott Tolzien. From Northwestern Senior Day, complete with a “rar rar rar” Wildcat roar
4. Jonathan Toews at Stanley Cup Media Day
1,333 views, 1 comment
Pretty self-explanatory. A great vid, but rather bittersweet because it’s a painful reminder of how the Blackhawks Media Relations department got a big head, got full of themselves and stabbed so many journalists in the back; those who helped them build up their public profile to what it is today. But hey, what goes around comes around and eventually the Hawks will one day fall back into obscurity. The karma police will arrest them for being such insufferable pricks to so many media members!
5. Korie Lucious in the Elite 8
1,269 views, 0 comments
Michigan State point guard fits in for another KL, and thrives. Giving State hope after Kalin Lucas went down. This video was taken after the win over Tennessee, qualifying the Spartans for the Elite 8.
6. Notre Dame Fight Song
1,022 views, 1 comment
Field level view of the student section, Irish Kilted Guard, cheerleaders all a part of the most famous fight song in college football history.
7. Demetri McCamey Exclusive 2009-10 Illini Media Day
938 views, 6 comments
Paul Schmidt and Paul M. Banks, TSB’s resident Illini experts talking with McCamey, a 2011 Wooden Award Candidate during his media day shootaround.
8. Northwestern Fight Song from the Field Level
850 views, 0 comments
Shot after the 2009 senior day upset victory over Wisconsin. A celebration broke out and NUMB plays “Go U, Northwestern”
9. Kobe Bryant
847 views, 0 comments
Mamba discusses his injured index finger and more after the Lakers defeat the Bulls in Chicago. He’s no doubt the biggest name that appears in the Sports Bank Flipshare archive
10. ESPN College Gameday/”Zombie Nation” MSU-ILL pregame
794 views, 0 comments
The famous College Gameday experience came to Champaign for Illinois hosting #5 Michigan State. You can see the set, and all the famous four letter network personalities, as the Assembly Hall crowd gets warmed up to Kernkraft’s “Zombie Nation.”
To see the whole collection go here
Paul M. Banks is President and CEO of The Sports Bank.net , a Midwest focused webzine. He is also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, the Chicago Tribune’s blog network, Walter Football.com, the Washington Times Communities, Yardbarker Network, and Fox Sports.com
He also does a regular guest spot each week for Chicagoland Sports Radio.com
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